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A List Of Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8

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    A List Of Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8


    FREE

    Power8:
    power8 - Yet another Start menu replacer for Windows 8 - Google Project Hosting

    StartMenu8:
    IObit StartMenu8 Free download, Bring Start Menu back to Windows 8

    Start Menu X:
    Start Menu X

    Classic Shell:
    Welcome to Classic Shell

    Spesoft Windows 8 Start Menu:
    Free Windows 7 Start Menu for Windows 8

    Taskbar Classic Start Menu:
    Taskbar Classic Start Menu

    ViStart:
    Windows 8 Start Menu, Windows 7 Start Menu

    BringBack 8:
    The start menu for Windows 8. Back again!

    Handy Start Menu:
    Handy Start Menu: Makes Working with Your Start Menu Easier

    Start Button 8:
    Windows 8 Start Button

    Pokki:
    https://www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu

    Win8StartButton:
    Quadsoft Software Development

    Windows 8 Start Menu:
    Windows 8 Start Menu Application | Free Business & Enterprise software downloads at SourceForge.net

    Tweaks.com Start for Windows 8:
    Tweaks.com Start for Windows 8 - Restore Start Button

    Start Button for Windows 8:
    Restore Your Start Button on Windows 8 - Free and Easy to Use Tool

    8StartButton:
    https://www.totalidea.com/8startbutton/index.php

    StartMenuPlus8:
    StartMenuPlus8 Advanced Start Menu

    Viva Start Menu:
    Viva Start Menu for Windows 8 (Official Site)

    Win8Starter:
    Win8Starter - Copyright by Engelmann Media GmbH

    Wentutu Start Menu for Windows 8:
    Wentutu Start Menu for Windows 8

    StartW8:
    Start Menu for Windows 8

    Classic Start 8:
    http://www.classicstart8.com/

    Start Menu Reviver:
    Start Menu Reviver

    PAID

    Start8 (30-day trial):
    Start8 for Windows® 8 - Bringing back the Windows Start menu

    StartIsBack (30-day trial):
    StartIsBack.com - real start menu in Windows 8

    StartFinity:
    StartFinity: the missing Start Menu for Windows 8

    8StartButton:
    https://www.totalidea.com/8startbutton/index.php

    RetroUI Pro (7-day trial):
    RetroUI by Thinix

    Win8Starter:
    Win8Starter - Copyright by Engelmann Media GmbH
    Last edited by mlauzon; 14 May 2013 at 22:00.

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    good idea this list, but it will good you put the title before the link, will be more easy to read


    ( I try RetroUi last night , nice concept , but piece of crap programming,)
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    Titles of applications added!
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    windows8startbutton.com seems to be based on Classic Shell from what the License page says. As is Viva Start Menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xpclient View Post
    windows8startbutton.com seems to be based on Classic Shell from what the License page says. As is Viva Start Menu.
    I agree with the first one you mentioned, but I can't find nothing about ViStart being based on CS anywhere on the site, I may be missing it somehow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    Titles of applications added!
    ha that's way better, a real Canadian way to work
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    There must be a lot of demand for these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xpclient View Post
    windows8startbutton.com seems to be based on Classic Shell from what the License page says. As is Viva Start Menu.
    I agree with the first one you mentioned, but I can't find nothing about ViStart being based on CS anywhere on the site, I may be missing it somehow.
    He means Viva Start Menu for Windows 8 (Official Site), not ViStart. I tried Viva and it looks like aside from the changed button image and the name of the exe/dll, it is stock Classic Shell.

    Edit: Correction - looks like it also installs an extra shortcut that switches to the start screen (similar to the one in Start8). Maybe I should add this as a built-in feature of Classic Shell.
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    Added Viva Start Menu.
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    Classic Shell always has Shift+click or Shift+Win.
    Last edited by xpclient; 14 Nov 2012 at 05:10.
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